Thursday, January 10, 2019

60m FT8 RX results with beverage

Although it looks like my barbwire fence antenna or a so called open beverage is working on this band I have my doubts. I don't think it does receive more as my inverted-V on 60m. The nice thing is that I'm able to compare with 2 digital stations available. So next experiment will be comparing my inverted-V (2x20m open line fed @12m agl) with the fence antenna. Although a beverage is directive when it is terminated to the ground with a carbon resistor at the end the fence antenna is omnidirectional. Best DX was ZP4KFX from Paraquay although I received this station as well on my inverted-V before. I monitored 5362KHz for New Zealand this morning but there were nil spots.


  1. Bas thanks for sharing experiences. Can you send me more info or drawing of your fence Beverage please? My email is indians at xsmail dot com. Many thanks Petr

    1. Hello Petr, I don't know what to send you since all the info on the fence beverage is right here on my blog in previous posts. I can post a picture from google maps so you can see the size of the fence and position in relation to my house. The info about the matching transformer is here: I can also post a simplified diagram drawing. But remember it is not the holy grail, what works for me can be a disaster for you ;-) 73, Bas


Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas